New Episodes every Sunday at 8pm EST on Spotify, WQXR, or wherever else you fancy listening.

How do we swim this ocean of life...

When we feel like we’re constantly drowning? On my best days I’m barely dog-paddling just to stay above the water. Together we’ll learn to navigate the negative currents as we search to anchor ourselves in calmer waters.

Join me each week as we learn to pause, breathe and quiet our mind in this vast ocean of ups and downs in what we call life, as we Calm it Down.

Additional resources if you or someone you know needs further help or just wants to talk.

Rethink Mental Illness

An amazing resource of support groups in your local area.

The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization.

Youth programs to encourage conversation around mental health.

Provides first-year students w/info on relationships, mental illness & suicide.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Free and confidential support for people in distress.

Local Psychologist

Find a local psychologist nearest you.

Affordable, private online counseling.

If you or someone you know needs immediate help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800.273.TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting BC2M to 741741.

From the Press

This dreamy new series enables listeners to take 15 minutes out from the stresses of modern life.

Daily Mirror Newspaper

American pianist and composer Chad Lawson talks us through how to find calm as we navigate the ups and downs of life, to help make what we think are big problems, much smaller.

Happiful Magazine

At a time when uncertainty has never seeped its way into the public subconscious more, Chad invites you to take 15 minutes out from the stresses of modern life.

Sheerluxe Magazine

'Calm It Down' is a brand new podcast which guides listeners through meditation and breathing techniques.

Sustain Health Magazine

For National Suicide Awareness Week, this episode looks at the sobering statistics around this still-taboo topic. While Chad admits he doesn’t have all the answers, he does provide listeners will helpful tools and resources to help them come to terms with potentially destructive thoughts.

Sheerluxe Magazine